Monday, November 26, 2012

Paper Rose Christmas Wreath

Wanted to make a paper rose wreath for our beautiful teen niece.
This isn't it, but it's the starting point.
This wreath was used as a centerpiece for a baptism.
It was made with a wreath form inside.
I then had wrapped different gift-wrap paper from our baby shower inside a layer of tulle. 
Finished it off with blue ribbons and teddy bears. 
Each centerpiece was special.
They were on the tables surrounding hurricane lamps.
It really looked beautiful.  



So I started by deconstructing the centerpiece.
You can see it in the picture below in the back.
I wanted to make paper roses and decided coffee filters were the way to go.
So I searched for some tutorials/patterns.
I found the exactly what I was looking for here


Make and make and make.
Glue and glue and glue.



To finish it, 
added a purple sparkled pointsetta 
and a beautiful matching peacock.


These pictures are with different flash settings, I really like the glow in this one, but the detail of the  flower  and peacock in the one below. Which one do you prefer?


She loved it!



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8 comments:

  1. Adorable and sweet! Very creative idea; can't wait to see more of your talent on this cute blog! Have a great week. Patty

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    1. Thank you so much, and so glad you are here!

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  2. Wow, stunning! Hard to believe it is made out of coffee filters!

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    1. Wow, thanks so much for the sweet comment. Really pleased with the result. Thanks again Angela.

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  3. love this, looks so pretty. I see you joined our Dollar tree party. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks so glad you like it. Making a few more to add to another wreath but instead of being the bulk of the wreath it will be an accent. Dollar tree party is a great idea!

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  4. that is really gorgeous! I have used coffee filters but never made them look as "lush" as you have here. I think the peacock is the perfect touch, too.

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    1. Thanks. I wanted to make something for her that was uber-elegant. Would you believe the craft store that starts with M, had these and the purple pointsettas! So happy to find them, was thinking would need to glitter it myself.

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